Talkin' bout change, the Sci Fi channel is ditching the name they had for over two decades for something new: Syfy. Yes, you read that right. Syfy.
Why? Because "Sci Fi" is too limiting, apparently:
The principal reason the idea kept coming up, Mr. Howe said, was a belief “the Sci Fi name is limiting.”
“If you ask people their default perceptions of Sci Fi, they list space, aliens and the future,” he added. “That didn’t
capture the full landscape of fantasy entertainment: the paranormal, the supernatural, action and adventure, superheroes.”
Now, if they only have a fat man as a logo .. Link - via io9
And here's an article about the channel president from a year ago http://www.jackmyers.com/commentary/lunch-at-michaels/16847961.html and how he is going to bring back Farscape and launch other sci-fi pilots...and clearly that didn't work so he thought a name change would work.
Changing the name doesn't address the real issues here.
Bye bye scifi, you've been cool but dying for a while now. Hello Syfy. I assume you'll be as retarded as you sound.